Turkish chef and Instagram star Nusret Gökçe (a.k.a. Salt Bae) has brought his flashy, Kardashian-worthy steakhouse concept to Dallas, complete with a gold leaf–wrapped tomahawk steak for $1,100 (sans gold it’s $275). Everything is far pricier than what you’d get at the city’s best steakhouses, but, hey, you’re paying to see your meat sliced table-side (with all the flair of a Benihana chef). If Salt Bae is visiting—he has twenty-plus steakhouses worldwide, so don’t count on it—he’ll do the slicing and bounce the salt flakes off his well-muscled forearm. Otherwise, your server stands in. Order this to go: Our Instanbul (a strip loin) had plenty of flavor and was perfectly tender. A pretty side is the whole fried Onion Flower (think Chili’s Awesome Blossom). The Saslik, an off-skewer kebab with shallots and meat long marinated in cream, was tasty but a tad mushy. Pro tip: Honestly, why would you pay these prices and not dine in? So, is the table-side show worth it? Check @nusr_et Instagram videos. (See—we just saved you a lot of money.)
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.